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Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In Tandem

We’re in the final days of July, so there’s no time like the present to get out on the water. Take your pick: kayaking, tubing, water skiing, or how about SUP? On Tuesday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia headed to Lake Nokomis for a little walk on the water. SUP stands for “stand up paddleboarding.”

07/28/2015

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Good Question: How Do Polls Work?

The first Republican debate for President is less than two weeks away and sixteen candidates will be vying for ten spots. The people who make it to the stage will be determined by the average of five national polls. So, how do polls work? Good Question.

07/27/2015

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High Humidity Can Cause Breathing Problems, Day And Night

The humid weather leading into storms is uncomfortable, to say the least. But that stuffy air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.

07/27/2015

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6-Year-Old Former Mayor Endorses Younger Brother For Office

Three-year-old James Tufts is throwing his hat into the race for Mayor of Dorset. You’ll remember his older brother Robert served two terms in the small northwestern Minnesota town. James found a ringing endorsement in Bobby.

07/27/2015

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Plane Crash In Western Wisconsin Leaves 4 People Dead

A small aircraft carrying four people crashed in Polk County, Wisconsin Monday evening, killing all those inside

07/27/2015

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Minnesotans Doing All They Can To Beat The Heat

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather. While some have the luxury of staying indoors in air conditioned comfort, many others aren’t so lucky.

07/27/2015

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Group Looking To Save Historic Robbinsdale Theater From Demolition

A local group is working to try and keep an historic theater from being torn down. The owners of the historic Terrace Theatre in Robbinsdale are indicating the building is for sale.

07/27/2015

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GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military Members

A group of GOP legislators on Monday announced a bill in the works to exempt active duty members of the military and Minnesota’s National Guard from the state’s gun permitting process. The legislation is expected to be introduced next year.

07/27/2015

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Anonymous Tip Helps Minneapolis Police Nab Serial Robber

olice say an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers helped them put a serial robber behind bars. Investigators say someone recognized Lamonte Lee Douglas Gross in surveillance video. Police say Gross had a history of armed robbery. He was released from prison, and weeks later they say he went back to his old tricks.

07/27/2015

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1 Dog Dead After Alexandria Fire Consumes Home

A Saturday fire that started in a garage left an Alexandria home destroyed and a dog dead. According to a report from the Douglas Count Sheriff’s Office, the fire began in a garage on East Lake Mary Road while someone was transferring gasoline from one can to another.

07/27/2015

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Minnesota Capitol Closed After Suspicious Packages Found

Construction crews have been cleared from the Minnesota Capitol building after workers found two suspicious packages.

07/27/2015

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Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Minneapolis Police are looking to the public for help finding a missing 65-year-old woman with dementia.

07/27/2015

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Survey Finds Significant ‘Grocery Gap’ In Minnesota

For many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there’s also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.

07/27/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Bike Camping Basics

Summer is in full swing and Minnesotans are, once again, enjoying the beauty and serenity of the state’s natural resources. For many, camping is the ultimate means of getting closer to nature. While some drive in to campsites, hike, or travel via canoe, another great option is bike camping. This method of camping is affordable and gives you great freedom of choosing your route, mileage and destinations.

07/27/2015

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Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid Weather

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.

07/27/2015

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Opus Making Plans For Radisson Red Hotel In Downtown St. Paul

The company behind the Radisson Red hotel slated to be in downtown Minneapolis is making plans to build a counterpart on the other side of the Twin Cities, officials announced Monday in a news release.

07/27/2015

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This Week’s Best Bets: ‘Barbarella’ In Loring Park, Robin Williams’ Final Film

It’s the dog days of summer, and there’s a bunch of great cinema to experience in the Twin Cities.

07/27/2015

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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.

07/27/2015

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Authorities ID One Victim In South Minneapolis Double Homicide

Authorities have identified one of two men who were killed after a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night. Minneapolis police say the shooting happened just after 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Franklin and Chicago avenues.

07/27/2015

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DNR: Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Big Cormorant Lake

The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that zebra mussels have been confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake in Minnesota’s northwestern Becker County.

07/27/2015

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Toddler Drowns In Backyard Pool Near River Falls

A toddler drowned in an above-ground backyard pool Sunday near River Falls, Wisconsin, at the home of family friends.

07/27/2015

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Update: Missing New Prague Man Is On Kidney Transplant List

New Prague police say that with each passing day it’s critical that a missing man is located due to his medical condition.

07/27/2015

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Apple Watch Will Be Sold At Some Best Buy Stores

The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

07/27/2015

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Minneapolis Pool Adds New Safety Protocol After Drowning Scare

An opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city’s parks department rethinking its safety procedures.

07/27/2015

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Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving. Monday’s ruling comes in the case of David Bennett, who was arrested after a 2013 crash and refused a breath test at the Ramsey County Jail.

07/27/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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Stadium Construction Progress: 1 Year Left

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!

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July 12 Severe Weather

Severe storms rumbled across Minnesota Sunday night, with wind knocking down trees and even reports of funnel clouds and tornado touchdowns in northwestern Minnesota.

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Goin’ To The Lake: McGregor

This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

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Fourth Of July In Minneapolis: Red, White & Boom

Along the Mississippi this Fourth of July weekend, Minneapolis’ annual Red, White and Boom celebration is showing visitors a good time with a half marathon, live music, food vendors and fireworks.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Breezy Point Area

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the Breezy Point and Cross Lake area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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